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Alumni Spotlight

Amy Navvab, Class of 2013

Since graduating with honors from Women's and Gender Studies, former Feminist Practice Award winner Amy Navvab has earned a Master of Social Work and begun a career as a restorative justice case manager in Boulder, Colorado. As Amy puts it, her time in Women's Studies allowed her to "develop an understanding of myself in relation to systems of oppression, privilege, and power."

Read more in our profile of Amy about her current work to change the criminal justice system and her advice to current students about bringing Women's and Gender Studies beyond the classroom. 

Ebere Oparaeke, Class of 2016

Women's and Gender Studies alumna Ebere Oparaeke works as a Youth Development Professional at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, where she advises a diversity and social justice program and provides training to help other youth organizations incorporate youth-adult partnership in their work. Additionally, Ebere is a trained doula who works to improve birthing spaces for marginalized groups and advocate for their reproductive needs. 

Read our profile of Ebere and find out more about her career, her goals, and how Women's and Gender Studies influenced her perspective.

Amy Harfeld, Class of 1994

Women's and Gender Studies alumna Amy Harfeld is an attorney at the Children's Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC. Working with progressives in the Senate and House, one of her recent wins was the passage of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, which, she says, "requires agencies to provide children leaving foster care with a copy of their birth certificate, a Social Security card, a copy of medical records and a driver's license or ID.”

Read more in this profile of her from the National Catholic Reporter.